Hot summer days lead to fun in the sun and big swims in your favorite pools and lakes.
Patricia McGirt was one of many at Lake Tobesofkee on Friday, enjoying time with her favorite people.
"It's a lot of fun to be out at the lake and to be out with friends", she says.
Days like this are mostly worry free, until something happens.
Doug Furney, Director of Lake Tobesofkee recalls a fatal accident which happened on the lake.
"Several years ago we had some kids that were unattended, and they were swimming and it was a four year old boy that drowned in about 3 feet of water."
The accident still brings memories for Furney, who's been at the lake for 27 years.
He said, "It was near dark. The kids were out swimming, and the parents were supposedly watching them. But it's so easy for one to get distracted and for one to go under water."
Furney says safety should always come first when you're out enjoying the lake. He also provided the key to staying safe in any body of water.
"We always recommend that you swim in a designated swimming area. You don't need to be going swimming in lakes and streams and rivers, places where you're not sure what the bottoms like."
Furney also explains that the biggest mistake is expecting for life guards to watch everyone on the beach, especially small children.
"The children are the responsibility of the parents. Parents should stay with them and stay right by them at all times because something could happen really quick."
Melanie Carver, of Macon, agrees. She says she keeps her sons within close reach on the lake.
"That's the key thing because they'll venture off to the pole, and you just got to watch them all the time."
Carver also taught her sons tips to stay safe. Levi shared a couple.
"I would never go past the poles or play with my friends and push them under water, and things like that."